• Laughter In The Vineyard, Foster Festival Fundraiser

    APRIL 30 • VINELAND ESTATES WINERY

    Laughter in the Vineyard

    Join us for Laughter in the Vineyard – our annual Spring Fundraiser at Vineland Estates Winery – in support of The Foster Festival's exciting 2017 Season and Community Outreach Programs!

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  • Screwball Comedy, Norm Foster, Foster Festival

    WORLD PREMIERE • JUNE 21 - JULY 7, 2017

    Screwball Comedy

    Set in 1938, budding reporter Mary Hayes is trying to break into the male dominated newspaper world. Full of snappy period dialogue reminiscent of the best cinematic screwball comedies!

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  • Old Love, Norm Foster Comedy, Foster Festival

    JULY 12 - 28, 2017

    Old Love

    Bud’s recently divorced. Molly’s newly-widowed. At her husband’s funeral, he appears to offer his condolences and more. Old Love is a story of courtship, rekindled romance and the indomitability of hope.

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  • Lunenburg, Norm Foster Festival Comedy, Niagara

    WORLD PREMIERE • AUGUST 2 - 18, 2017

    Lunenberg

    American widow Iris Oulette and her good friend Natalie arrive in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia to a house she’s inherited from her recently deceased husband. There they find a little love, a little mystery and a whole lot of laughs!

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Humour With Heart... in the heart of Niagara!

The Foster Festival is the very first theatre festival in Canada celebrating the work of a living Canadian playwright. Norm Foster comedies have been staged around the world for over two decades – we are honoured to be bringing them home to Canadian theatre lovers!

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  • Very funny play; loved the show. Great theatre; not a bad seat in the house. I predict the Foster Festival will join The Shaw Festival & The Stratford Festival as a major attraction in Ontario.
    - Mary S., Toronto, 2016
  

The Foster Festival Outreach Program

The Foster Festival, located in St. Catharines, Ontario, presents comedy theatre inspired by the work of internationally renowned Canadian playwright Norm Foster.

At The Foster Festival, we showcase the heart and humour of Norm Foster's writing in a dedicated environment, employing the finest Canadian theatre practitioners and to bring you everyday stories that are very, very funny, but also deeply meaningful to and reflective of Canadians.

In addition to producing our summer show series, The Foster Festival team is also very active in our community with outreach programs for kids and adults. It's our belief that a little more laughter is good for everyone's health.

SUMMER 2017 SEASON  •  ABOUT  •  OUTREACH

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Join The Foster Festival for Laughter in the Vineyard at Vineland Estates Winery in the heart of Niagara!

Join The Foster Festival for Laughter in the Vineyard at Vineland Estates Winery in the heart of Niagara!

Posted Mar 21st, 2017 in Blog

Join the Foster Festival team for our 2nd Annual Laughter in the Vineyard Spring Fundraiser, at Vineland Estates Winery, in the heart of Niagara in support of our 2017 Season and Community Outreach Programs!

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Emily Oriold Named Recipient of Business Link's 40 Under Forty Award 2017

Emily Oriold Named Recipient of Business Link's 40 Under Forty Award 2017

Posted Apr 18th, 2017 in In the News, Blog

Congratulations to The Foster Festival's Co-Founder and Executive Director Emily Oriold for being named as a recipient of this year's Business Link 40 Under Forty Business Achievement Award here in Niagara!

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Foster 45s (E24) - Screwball Comedy Workshop 2017

Foster 45s (E24) - Screwball Comedy Workshop 2017

Posted Apr 3rd, 2017 in Foster 45 Videos

Thank you to the Niagara Community Foundation for making this workshop of Screwball Comedy by Norm Foster possible!

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Thank You To Our Generous Foster Festival Sponsors

  • Meridian Credit Union | The Foster Festival Sponsor, St. Catharines

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  • Cogeco TV | The Foster Festival Sponsor, St. Catharines

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  • Alexanian Carpet & Flooring | The Foster Festival Sponsor, St. Catharines

  • Howick Apartments | The Foster Festival Sponsor, St. Catharines

  • Government of Ontario, Sponsor, Norm Foster Comedy Festival
  • Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund, Government Sponsor, Norm Foster Comedy Festival
  • City of St Catharines, Government Sponsor, Norm Foster Comedy Festival
  • Smithcom, Season Sponsor, Norm Foster Comedy Festival